Cy Frank, MD, FRCPC
University of Calgary
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Before becoming the CEO of AIHS in 2013, Cy Frank has been a Professor in the Division of Orthopaedics/Department of Surgery, University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services. He has held competitive grant support from MRC and CIHR, as well as career development support from AHFMR and AIHS for over 30 years. Most recently he has been a Senior Investigator, Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions, the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute (ABJHI); and Vice President, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services. He is an Orthopaedic surgeon that still practices knee surgery. He has had a research interest in knee ligaments and has studied osteoarthritis in all four pillars of research from the bench to the bedside. He was also one of the founders of recently sold TENET Medical Engineering, a Calgary based company which manufactures and distributes surgical positioning devices to over 35 countries world-wide.
Recent honors include being chosen as alumnus of the year at the U of C in 2002, International Bone and Joint Decade “Builder” in 2005, top 40 alumni at U of C in 2006, a Killam research leadership award in 2012, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Order of the University of Calgary in 2013. Cy Frank is one of over 350 current members elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) based on achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada.
He was the National Chair of a Blue Ribbon International Panel for CAHS — “Defining the Best Framework and Metrics to Capture Returns on Investment in Health Research”. That report was published in January 2009 and is still being disseminated internationally. In March 2011 he and his ABJHI colleagues received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research for 2010 Award for their work on “Improving access to hip and knee replacement and its quality by adopting a new model of care in Alberta”.
Commentaries by Dr. Cy Frank:
Baby boomers looking to right public health care, not drain it
It’s time to view public health care as an economic asset
Junk food doesn’t just go onto your hips — it gets into your hips // La malbouffe ne fait pas qu’arrondir vos hanches, elle les gruge
Are Canada’s Premier’s serious about innovation in public health care? // Les premiers ministres provinciaux oseront-ils innover en matière de santé?
Curing lengthy wait times in the public health system
How can we save our health care system without going broke?
Posters by Dr. Cy Frank:
“Public healthcare suffers from many ailments, but it also brims with opportunities if you look in the right places.”
Read the commentary: Curing lengthy wait times in the public health system